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Fiber Time! a Knit Night

Fiber fun time! Calling all knitters, crocheters, hook rug artists, spinners, and portable loom weavers for a fun get-together evening of socializing and doing what we do best! Held on the last Wednesday of every month. Bring your own fiber and materials to work on as well as a yummy dessert to share. Wednesday, August 27 on the second floor of the J. Earle Bowden Building, 120 Church Street, starting at 5:30 pm. Please contact Wendi Davis for further information, 850-595-5985, Ext. 111.

 

Historic Pensacola Village Living History Program

Learn early 19th century cooking techniques and trade-skills from costumed Living History interpreters every Friday and Saturday in Historic Pensacola Village. Cooking takes place in an authentically recreated detached kitchen house using actual 18th and 19th century recipes. Trades demonstrated include broom making, sewing, basket weaving, and wood working. Demonstration schedules vary and are subject to change. Both cooking and trade demonstrations are included with the Village admission. See our Local 15 Coastal Community Spotlight on our Lavalle Kitchen House.

August 2014 Living History Schedule:

  • Tuesday: Daily Living; Colonial Herbs; Colonial Beekeeping Program
  • Wednesday: Victorian Leisure
  • Thursday: Colonial Crafts and Daily Living
  • Friday: Colonial Crafts and Trades-Woodworking; 1812 American Military Program; Laundress Program; Daily Living
  • Saturday: Colonial Foodways-Cooking and Preservation

 

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Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965

September 1 through October 20, 2014

See how Americans in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s experienced the atomic threat as part of their daily lives. The traveling exhibition Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb is coming to the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum in September. The show features more than 75 original objects from the atomic era, plus large-scale graphics, radio broadcasts, and film. September through October 20, 2014.

The Atomic Age with Dr. Patrick Moore

Thursday, September 11

Dr. Patrick Moore, UWF Department of History, will present The Atomic Age, on Thursday, September 11 at 5:00 p.m. Tour the traveling exhibit, Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 before the lecture. More information forthcoming. Light refreshments will be served.

Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965

Michael Scheibach, Ph.D Lecture

September 20, 2014

Dr. Michael Scheibach, Ph. D the co-curator of the Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 exhibit will present a lecture on Saturday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m. Dr. Schneibach is a writer, editor, and independent scholar, specializing in the history of the Atomic Age from 1945 through the 1960s. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

Disaster Preparation with the Red Cross

Saturday, October 11

Doug Watson with the Red Cross will share how to prepare for disaster on Saturday, October 11 at 3:00 p.m. How did families prepare for atomic attack compare to modern day disaster preparation. Presentation coincides with the Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 exhibit. Light refreshments will be served.

24th Annual Haunted House Walking and Trolley Tours

October 17, 18, 24, 25, and November 1, 2014

Join us for our annual haunted tours through downtown Pensacola. Walking tours include: Adults Only Redlight Tour, Ghastly Ghosts of North Seville, Murder and Mayhem, and Tragedy and Terror of South Seville. Or try the Trolley of the Doomed. Tours last an hour and 15 minutes. Walking Tours depart at 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30 and 9. Trolley Tours depart at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30. Adult walking tour tickets are $10 and children 12/under are $5. Trolley adult tickets are $16 and children 12/under are $8. No tours go into any of the buildings as they are private residences or offices. Group tour discounts available. Tickets go on sale September 16, 2014. Tours go on rain or shine. No refunds.

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Against the Odds: The Art of the Highwaymen

November 6 - December 28, 2014

UWF Historic Trust is proud to bring Against the Odds: The Art of the Highwaymen to our new Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center as part of Pensacola's newest festival, Foo Foo Fest. The exhibit will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Against the Odds: The Art of the Highwaymen is a traveling exhibit by the Orange County Regional History Center. The Highwaymen began as a group of African American artists who, against all odds, managed to prosper selling their paintings in the segregated South of the 1950s and 1960s. Exhibit was made possible by an ACE mini grant.

Beaches, Creatures, and Cowboys: Florida Movie Posters

November 10, 2014 - February 5, 2015

Florida has provided the perfect backdrop for movie magic for many years. Come learn what movies from Sci Fi classics to modern favorites. Exhibit is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum.

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